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    Posted: 13 Oct 2020 at 4:05pm
I got an email today from FreeFlight announcing a US$2500 rebate with trade-in of a RANGR:

Quote Receive a $2500 credit towards the purchase of the all-new Dual Band Datalink with the trade in of your existing RANGR Datalink unit.

Interested? Please contact sales@freeflightsystems.com, and a NextGen expert will be in touch to discuss the details. Offer ends December 31, 2020


I emailed them to ask if that also applies to SkyTrax units. They responded and said "we'd be happy to help," but no word yet on what exactly they're willing to offer.

If you want to know more, I'd suggest mailing Ashley Ring (aring@freeflightsystems.com) to express your interest.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paulr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Oct 2020 at 4:15pm
FWIW, it looks like the model with the rebate is this one, which Sarasota lists for $6200. Soooo... maybe not such a killer deal after all. We shall see.

https://sarasotaavionics.com/avionics/rangr-xvr


Edited by paulr - 13 Oct 2020 at 4:37pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rpostmo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 2020 at 9:48am
That kind of price spells a death knell for the AXP-340.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paulr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 2020 at 9:51am
That's what I told FreeFlight. $6200 for their box? Why? Even with the rebate, I could pay $3700 for their box or $4200 for a GTX345, then remove and sell my AXP340 and SkyTrax 100 and end up maybe paying $2500 out of pocket total. That's not a compelling argument in favor of FreeFlight's box.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oskrypuch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 2020 at 4:06pm
The price shown is $5300. Was that a typo on their site earlier?

IAC, if I was going to do something, I'd sell my AXP-322 and slide in a Lynx 9000R.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paulr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 hours 59 minutes ago at 7:45am
The default choice at https://sarasotaavionics.com/avionics/rangr-xvr shows you the regular receiver-- you have to choose "dual band" from the pulldown and then you'll see that it's USD$900 more than the regular one. Madness.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oskrypuch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 hours 36 minutes ago at 12:08pm
Thanks, I only noticed that after I posted, thought I had deleted my post.

$6200 it is. Pricey.

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I e-mailed Ashley Ring, but didn't get a response. 
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